Change Microsoft Edge Theme in Windows 10

    Change Microsoft Edge Theme in Windows 10

    How to Change the Theme of Microsoft Edge in Windows 10
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    08 Jun 2017
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    How to Change the Theme of Microsoft Edge in Windows 10

    information   Information
    Microsoft Edge is a new web browser that is available across the Windows 10 device family. It is designed for Windows 10 to be faster, safer, and compatible with the modern Web.

    Windows 10 has a new black system theme across the Start menu, Taskbar, and Action Center.

    You can choose to have a light or dark theme in Microsoft Edge.

    This tutorial will show you how to choose a light or dark theme in Microsoft Edge for your account in Windows 10.


    CONTENTS:
    • Option One: To Change to Light or Dark Theme in Microsoft Edge in Microsoft Edge Settings
    • Option Two: To Change to Light or Dark Theme in Microsoft Edge using a REG file







    Change Microsoft Edge Theme in Windows 10 OPTION ONE Change Microsoft Edge Theme in Windows 10
    To Change to Light or Dark Theme in Microsoft Edge in Microsoft Edge Settings

    1. Open the Microsoft Edge app.

    2. Click/tap on the More actions button at the top right corner, and click/tap on Settings. (see screenshot below)

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    3. Do step 4 (light) or step 5 (dark) below for what theme you would like to choose.


     4. To Choose a Light Theme in Microsoft Edge

    A) Select Light under Choose a theme. (see screenshot below)

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     5. To Choose a Dark Theme in Microsoft Edge

    A) Select Dark under Choose a theme. (see screenshot below)

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    Change Microsoft Edge Theme in Windows 10 OPTION TWO Change Microsoft Edge Theme in Windows 10
    To Change what New Tabs in Microsoft Edge Open with using a REG file

    Note   Note
    The .reg files below make changes to the DWORD value in the registry key below.

    Code:
    HKEY_CURRENT_USER\SOFTWARE\Classes\Local Settings\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\AppContainer\Storage\microsoft.microsoftedge_8wekyb3d8bbwe\MicrosoftEdge\Main

    Theme DWORD

    0 = light theme
    1 = dark theme


    1. Do step 2 or step 3 below for what you would like to do.


     2. To Use a Dark Theme in Microsoft Edge

    A) Click/tap on the Download button below to download the file below, and go to step 4 below.

    Microsoft_Edge_dark_theme.reg

    download


     3. To Use a Light Theme in Microsoft Edge

    NOTE: This is the default setting.

    A) Click/tap on the Download button below to download the file below, and go to step 4 below.

    Microsoft_Edge_light_theme.reg

    download


    4. Save the .reg file to your desktop.

    5. Double click/tap on the downloaded .reg file to merge it.

    6. If prompted, click on Run, Yes (UAC), Yes, and OK to approve the merge.

    7. If Microsoft Edge is currently open, then close and reopen Microsoft Edge to apply.

    8. You can now delete the downloaded .reg file if you like.




    That's it,
    Shawn


  1.    19 Jun 2015 #1
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    Cool Shawn. Is this from the newest leaked build?(I'm sitting this one out as I have my Win7 disk installed and online to download the upgrade),.

    Too bad though, that it's only the window decoration(more or less) and not the background too, it is soooo white. It would be nice if 10 had a "True Dark theme". But I guess that would take the fun & challange out of personalizing.
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  2.    19 Jun 2015 #2
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    Hey Cliff,

    Yep, build 10147 is the latest leaked build for now.

    You never know. Microsoft may have more personalization options available in future builds or the RTM.
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  3.    20 Jun 2015 #3
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    Quote Originally Posted by Brink View Post
    Hey Cliff,

    Yep, build 10147 is the latest leaked build for now.

    You never know. Microsoft may have more personalization options available in future builds or the RTM.
    That would be great, because I really hate patching, as it kills a lot of right click options. In Windows 8 for example, Apps screen and Start screen have no right click options, and in Windows 7 it totally messes up MMC.
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  4.    06 Jul 2015 #4
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    Shawn is this the right tutorial to follow if I want to have different colours for my "Google" page to have the top bar, tab bar, Menu bar, Command bar and favourites bar in 10 because right now everything is a dazzling white
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  5.    06 Jul 2015 #5
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    Hey John,

    This would be to use either the light or dark theme in Microsoft Edge.
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  6.    07 Jul 2015 #6
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    Thanks Shawn and sorry for the late reply as we don't have the email note now I forget to check into the forum to see replies.

    I shall have to have some time to play around with the 10 (Edge) to get what I like and have some holidays coming up to do just that as that machine is back at my own place and I live with the "boss" more often than not now
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  7.    07 Jul 2015 #7
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    I hear that. Gotta keep the boss happy.
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